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The Guildhall Tavern

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15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
+44 1202 671717
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying at a local hotel we had to use a taxi to find this hidden gem. We had a warm welcome and shown to our cosy table. After choosing a reasonably priced bottle of wine we chose our food from a varied menu. I chose the delicious cheese souffle and my partner had mussels from a Scottish loch which were... More 

Thank Susan J
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited tonight, and were made very welcome by friendly and attentive staff. Food was delightful. Would recommend to anyone visiting poole and we hope to return again when next on vacation.

Thank Maria B
Poole, Dorset
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a couple of times normally with a family group or a bunch of friends but last night was the first time we had the opportunity to savour the food and ambience as a couple. This is just simply awesome.......the service was exceptional, the smells were fab and the menu choice was superb. We opted for oysters... More 

1 Thank spitdustpickle
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A great restaurant in the centre of Poole; very accommodating seeing as I made a last-minute reservation. The staff were very pleasant, and the food was delicious. Thank you!

1 Thank PJGM1988
Epsom, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Delicious food, fantastic service. It's got a light atmosphere and was quite quiet when we arrived (for an early dinner). I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys food and wine!

1 Thank Rebecca C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant! Always great service and the food is Devine! Although it's primarily a fish restaurant the lamb chops are my fav on the menu! Would highly recommend!

1 Thank Anniekidner
Poole, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well there are two top restaurants in Poole and they are both French ! The Guildhall is set in the old part of town ,down among the Georgeon houses . It is impossible to get a table without booking well in advance . It is also very difficult to park near the restaurant so better to walk or take a... More 

Thank Malcolm F
Wimborne Minster
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic find! Delicious food, friendly attentive staff and a great atmosphere. When we mentioned that it was our Son's birthday he was duly embarrassed when a small cake and candle were presented and happy birthday sung by some of the waiters! Have already recommended The Guildhall Tavern to family and friends. Probably advisable to book.

Thank Ann P
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my two favourite restaurants in Poole. Set slightly back from the main high street in the historic quarter of Poole a culinary delight awaits. Whatever your preference seafood or meat they excel at both. I normally have the fabulous French onion soup followed by a steak cooked to perfection. In the summer I tend to go for the... More 

Thank Paul K
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday meal arranged for tonight at the guildhall. We were given a private room where the staff looked after us very well. The food was excellent and so well presented. Couldn't fault it in any way. Photo taken of us all which was printed out and put into a card for us to take away. Very nice touch to a... More 

1 Thank sheilablige2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$39 - US$49
French, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Market Street, Poole BH15 1NB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 671717

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?